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Happy First Anniversary, Pope Francis

Happy First Anniversary, Pope Francis

March 13 (UPI) -- Pope Francis celebrated his first anniversary as the leader of the Catholic Church on Thursday, having gained acclaim in both secular and religious arenas.
JC Finley
Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

Liam Hemsworth, Chris Hemsworth spoof 'Charlie Bit My Finger' for Jimmy Kimmel [VIDEO]

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep join Chris and Liam Hemsworth, grown-up versions of the two kids from "Charlie Bit My Finger."
Kate Stanton
'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

Tom Hanks joins host of celebrities for Jimmy Kimmel's post-Oscars special

March 1 (UPI) -- Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and Chris and Liam Hemsworth star in bizarre trailer teasing Jimmy Kimmel's upcoming post-Oscars special.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon throw down in lip sync battle

Paul Rudd, Jimmy Fallon throw down in lip sync battle

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jimmy Fallon revived an old standby, getting Paul Rudd to engage in a lip sync face-off on "The Tonight Show."
Gabrielle Levy
Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's final film makes U.S. debut Friday

Animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's final film makes U.S. debut Friday

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Animated film legend Hayao Miyazaki's final film, "The Wind Rises," debuts in the U.S. Friday.
Annie Martin

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Feb. 17, 2014.
By United Press International
Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Meryl Streep to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Three-time Oscar winner Meryl Streep is to be a guest on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" in Los Angeles Wednesday, ABC announced.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches HitRecord TV show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt launches HitRecord TV show

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Watch the first episode of "HitRecord on TV" below.
Kate Stanton
Pope named "Best Dressed Man of 2013" by Esquire

Pope named "Best Dressed Man of 2013" by Esquire

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Esquire magazine announced its "Best Dressed Man of 2013" and the winner was -- drum roll, please -- Pope Francis!
JC Finley
'Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' to air Nov. 28

'Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular' to air Nov. 28

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," which was taped in Los Angeles, is to air Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28, ABC announced Thursday.
Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

Gordon-Levitt and Rudd up for 'Ant-Man' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Marvel is considering Joseph Gordon-Levitt or Paul Rudd to play the titular superhero in British filmmaker Edgar Wright's "Ant-Man," Variety reported.
Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

Jennifer Lopez, Jason Bateman invited to join Academy

HOLLYWOOD, June 29 (UPI) -- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif., has invited 276 new members, including a larger number of women and minorities.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013.
By United Press International
Theron, Radcliffe, Levitt and Tatum set for Oscar telecast

Theron, Radcliffe, Levitt and Tatum set for Oscar telecast

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron, Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Daniel Radcliffe are to make special appearances at this month's Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles.
Bruce Willis' 'Looper' tops DVD sales, rental charts

Bruce Willis' 'Looper' tops DVD sales, rental charts

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Bruce Willis-Joseph Gordon-Levitt sci-fi adventure "Looper" is the top-selling DVD and No. 1 rental in the United States, Rentrak said Monday.
Denzel Washington named Top Money-Making Star

Denzel Washington named Top Money-Making Star

GROTON, Mass., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Denzel Washington has been voted the Top Money-Making Star of 2012 in Quigley Publishing Company's 81st annual Poll of Motion Picture Exhibitors.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miz' among 2012's most memorable movies

2012 saw its share of finely crafted prestige films sure to join next month's Oscar race, as well as Hollywood blockbusters that made millions at the global box office.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

Anne Hathaway trained hard for 'Dark Knight Rises' role

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway admits she underwent a "complete transformation" to play the villainous vixen Selina Kyle in the big-screen blockbuster "The Dark Knight Rises."
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

'Avengers,' 'Hunger,' 'Dark Knight' earn People's Choice nods

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- "The Amazing Spider-Man," "The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises" were nominated for the Favorite Movie People's Choice Award in Los Angeles Thursday.
VH1 to air 'Greatest Kid Stars' special

VH1 to air 'Greatest Kid Stars' special

NEW YORK, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- America's VH1 cable network says it plans to air a four-night countdown special called "100 Greatest Kid Stars," with Catherine Reitman serving as host.
Theron, Berry bound for 'Sesame Street'

Theron, Berry bound for 'Sesame Street'

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Charlize Theron, Halle Berry and Joseph Gordon-Levitt are among the guest stars to appear on the U.S. children's television program "Sesame Street."
'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

'Lincoln' to close AFI festival

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis, will have its world premiere as the closing night film of AFI Fest 2012 in Hollywood.
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